Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravangana

I'm sorry for not posting for so long. I am still having some health problems and am spending a lot of my time at the doctors.

I did not want any of you to miss this fabulous sale!! I hope to be posting again next week! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dino Birthday

Today I am still having some medical problems so this card did not come together the way I had planned. It is hard for me to work with limited use of my left side....I see my neurologist again on Monday to change medication, yeah another adjustment period. So I do not know if I will be posting any more this week. I just could not go another day and thought I had to give the Sketch a shot. It just works that the more I use it the more I loose it, isn't that backwards? I think the card is pretty self explanatory but if you have any questions please feel to leave a question in the comments! I think I may have to hide my Think Happy Thoughts. I just love the dimension it gives to a card. Have a Great Week!!

Stamps: Sanded Background, Prehistoric Pals, Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: 1-3/4" 1-3/8" circle Punches, My Way Punch, Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, November 17, 2008

White Christmas

Well, today I have to make some cards to fill some orders. So I thought I would post a card I made a few weeks ago. I was just playing around with a white base as I very rarely make them. I rolled Bold Snow Flakes Jumbo Wheel in Whisper White Craft ink and rolled it on the card base. It is hard to see in the but I think I was able to capture a glimpse in the close up. I colored the Take Three stamp with the makers. I colored the Merry Christmas also with the markers since the stamp itself has the words on top of each other instead of side-by-side like I wanted them. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up.

Stamps: Take Three, Holidays and Wishes, Bold Snow Flake Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Glorious Green
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Real Red, Glorious Green, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Brilliant Blue Brads, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cameo Thank You

I was asked to make a Thank you card for a woman who just spent the last 6 days in the hospital with her 5 month old new foster baby with pneumonia. She wanted something nice to give the nurses. So this is what I came up with. I did some sponging and tipped the flowers with the marker otherwise very simple.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Sanded Background, Bella's Border Wheel
Paper: Chocolate Chip,Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Ink: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fall Friend #3

Today I used the Sketch challenge to finish my Fall Friends cards. It is dark and wet fall day so the colors I chose matched the lack of brightness outside ;). I tried using the same sets for all 3 of my cards. This was a fun sketch to do and a fun set of cards to make! I used the Aqua Painter and re-inkers to color.

Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Sanded Background, Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke Patterns Paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon, Aqua painter

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Friend #2

This is the 2nd card for my group of friends. I decided to just use the same set on all three cards but go with a different layout. I used the Big Shot to make my scallops and the Coluzzle to make the large circle. Again, the images are colored with an aqua pen and re-inkers.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Think Happy Thoughts, Sanded Background
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron,Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Basic Brown, Ruby Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Coluzzle, Circle Scallop Die, Circle Scallop Die #2

Insert Signature

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall Friends

Today I wanted to make some cards to give with some small gifts I have for a few close friends. I am so thankful for the group of friends God has given me! I did quite a bit of masking on this card. The hard part is to figure out the layout before you start stamping. Normally I would think back to front, but when stamping a masked image you have to work front to back. The image is colored with aqua-painter and re-inkers.

Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Think Happy Thoughts, Sanded Background
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron,Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Basic Brown
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Friday, November 07, 2008

Birthday Boat

Well, for today's Limited Use Challenge I just used what was still on top from yesterday. The challenge was to use circles and rectangles. The only embellishment we were allowed to use was ribbon. I just could not incorporate ribbo0n to this so I went with out. I cut the large scallop circle with the Big Shot and the large circle with the Coluzzle. I colored the image with makers and decided not to sponge anything (are you still there...?) I am trying to stock up on my manly birthday cards before the busy season hit! Did you know this catalog retires in only like 10 more weeks!?!

Non-Stamp Related- Sister's surgery went well yesterday and they did not find anymore cancer, Brother just got out of recovery and is doing well.

Stamps: Winds of Grace, Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Night of Navy, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Prestwick DSP
Ink: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Garden Green
Accessories: Circle Scallop Die, Coluzzle, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Get Well Brock

This card is for the sketch challenge today. This will also be going to my brother who has surgery on Friday. Yes, it seems like my family has decided to invest highly in our medical. My brother had his leg shattered at work a few years back. Now he has an extra bone growing. So they will be removing the extra bone and the rod which has been giving him severe pain. He is also a diabetic so legs are a hard healer. I guess God wants to see us on our knees more!

Most of the card explains itself except the sentiment. I stamped the Get Well and punched with the wide oval. I then punched the large oval and cut in half to fit behind the wide one. Off to get the house ready. My folks are staying here since I live half way between my brother and sister.

Stamps: Winds of Grace, Sincere Salutation
Paper: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Prestwick DSP
Ink: Markers- Basic Black, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note, Horizontal Slot Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Get Well Dena

This card was made for my sister. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer yesterday. They removed a 4cm cyst from her thyroid last Thursday. The doctor also removed a small nodule while he was in there. The cancer was in the small nodule. She goes back into surgery on Thursday to have the rest of her thyroid removed. God is in control!!!!

This is a full sized card, one full 8.5 x 11 folded. I wanted to make it big and fill it with love. I tried to use the Color Combo Challenge today but added Chocolate Chip so I did not stay with in the complete realm of things.

I colored the tree with the markers and tapped the tree with the Pretty in Pink and Riding Hood Red.

Stamps: Watercolor Vine Jumbo Wheel, Lovely as a Tree, Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Top Note, Big Shot, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon

Monday, November 03, 2008

Oval Punch Vases

This weeks schedule is jam packed full so if I miss a day or two along the way please forgive me! My dear husband is healing well and therapy seems be be going ok. I am finally am getting to be able to do other things than care for him. One thing I got behind on was thank you cards. So here is one that will go out this week!

I saw this idea on someone else's blog. I saved the picture thinking it would have their name on it to give credit to but when I finally got to make it I found it had no name on it. So if you are the originator (or know who is) please let me know so I can give proper credit!

The vases are made with the oval punch. I cut a curve in the top and a flat bottom. I spritzed the vase with co-ordinating colors (since we do not have In Color markers). I then sponged the edges (of course ;) ). I used my Aqua-painter and Going Grey ink to make a shadow under the vases. I used various punches to make the flowers and the basic black marker to draw the stems.

Stamps: Heard From the Heart
Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Only Orange, Always Artichoke. Brilliant Blue, Pacific Point, Going Grey, Basic Black Marker
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Spritzer, Boho Blossom Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Double Circle Punch, Aqua Painter. Riding hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

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